As prime minister Theresa May announces a general election on 8 June, we ask our readers: who will you vote for?
This morning May said the ‘only way to guarantee certainty and security’ as Brexit negotiations continued was to hold a snap election ‘to secure a strong, stable leadership’.
Justifying the move and the need for a quick resolution, May said: ‘The country is coming together but Westminster is not.’
The PM claimed she had made the decision reluctantly and recently, adding: ’We need a general election and we need one now.’
For an election to be called before 2020, May needs a two-thirds majority in the House of Commons and a vote will be held tomorrow (19 April).
At the last general election in 2015 some 35 per cent of the 200 architects, students and architectural technologists who completed an online poll said they planned to vote for the Labour Party.
Election 2015 survey graphs
The Greens and the Conservatives each picked up 18 per cent of the architects’ vote, with the Liberal Democrats and Scottish Nationalists both taking 10 per cent.
However the Tories romped home on a devastating night for Labour, which saw Ed Miliband depart as leader, to be replaced by Jeremy Corbyn.
Corbyn’s victory was overwhelmingly welcomed by the profession [see AJ 14.09.15].
In the AJ Life in Practice survey, published last week, we asked readers for their opinion on the government’s built environment and housing policies. Sixty-five per cent of respondents stated that they had no faith in the government nor its policies, compared with just 3 per cent who felt the government is doing a good job, while 32 per cent didn’t feel strongly either way.
How do you feel about the government and its policies for the built environment and housing